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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 19, 2012 10:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

I'd love to hear from those who went. How was it?

I'm hoping they release the DVD. If the video is as good as the JFK release, then it should be well worth it.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 20, 2012 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review

AMC Theatre west of Dtown shitlumbus. It was great.
Jerry smiles all over the place. Have to agree with dyneq
about the camera work and the huge lack of Phils sounds.
It was hard knowing how Phil was all over the place in a
good way and not being able to hear it. They did turn it
up after a few songs. But of course, it wasnt enough for me.

Much different than the Movie crowd: Half full,
Lots of whooping, shouting, hollering, clapping, singing outloud, a wiff of smoke, a few twirlers on the floor in front of the huge screen.
Quite a young crowd, which I am always pleased to see, as
long as they are there for the purpose. There were no
assholes and very little extracurricular smartphone BS.

It was nice to be allowed to leave and come back in as well.
I left last song first set to finish the rest of the fattie
out in the deadmobile and made it back just in time for set 2.

Drums was funny to me also. I never noticed on the record-
ing, but at one point Mickey is trying to convey something to the techs or soundboard for too long. Billy is just
pounding and pounding away watching Micky until he runs out
of juice. He finally stops and looks at Mickey as if to
say, " Mickey, c'mon man, I like fuckin got no more chops".
The sound stops and the crowd cheers. And they start all
over ~ like the big bang ~ from nothing comes something.

My fav thing was to see Jerrys smiling face as BIG and WIDE
as a two story building. Will never forget that...

Any thoughts about it JOTS? How did you make out?

edit~ change of title

This post was modified by craven714 on 2012-04-20 16:37:54

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 20, 2012 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Review

dang. I posted a reply but it must not have went through. First went to a local want to be hip alehouse which is fairly decent and in the same parking lot as the theater. Had some spicy chorizo nacho's, a 22oz red ale and two vodka martini's to help set the mood. Showed at the new multi imax plex. Nice stadium seating, I chose to sit in the last row. Place wasnt even half full, dont know why they played it at two seperate theaters although I've caught other movies with about the same attendance. Mostly a younger crowd, no lot rat looking hippy types at all. People danced in front. Sound was good, video quality not that great but neither is downhill from here resolution wise. I would have much prefered seeing the 19th. Had fun, will go again. Left after Eyes because I knoew the last half of the set was a bore although I forgot about China Doll. Probably would have stayed for that

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Poster: dyneq Date: Apr 20, 2012 7:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Anyone else going to the movies tonight?

Went to the show in Westminster, CO (AMC Promenade) with some friends and had a great time. Theater was about half-full. Dancers set up in the very back.

Video was very good for the period, only noticed one glitch. Camera work is excellent, showing the band interacting and smiling at each other although a couple of times the camera would just pan to the floor or away from the stage, so i doubt that this was edited much from the original tapes.

Audio was very good although we had to ask them to turn it up at the beginning. Eventually they did. Was a little disappointed in the lack of very low frequencies, but the mix was excellent.

At times, this show reminded me of why I prefer the single drummer period. Instead of being able to groove, Billy and Mickey would occasionally step all over each other rhythmically and it would sound like a muddled mess to me.

Still there were some magical moments. The highlight for me where the 'music played the band' was the jam near the end of 'Man Smart, Woman Smarter'.